The following comes from a Sept. 10 blog post on

A typically unbalanced discussion on NOW with Alex Wagner seeks to assure viewers that babies feel no pain until well after 20 weeks’ gestation. So says panel “expert,” abortionist Anne Davis  from Physicians for Reproductive Health, who conveniently happens to perform abortions late into pregnancy. According to host Alex Wagner:

We know that this isn’t really of course about fetal pain. It isn’t really even about, I mean, I would say, the protection of life. It’s about a concerted effort to roll back reproductive rights and make it harder and harder and harder for women to exercise control over their own bodies.

Not that it matters anyway, as another MSNBC host believes: “I don’t want to get bogged down [with the issue of fetal pain]. I think a great deal of people would agree that science and that public opinion is on your side,” Craig Melvin told pro-life Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

One wonders by what mechanism babies move from the very start of their existence, if it isn’t by an intact nervous system? Perhaps it’s the same magical one that translates them to personhood at birth.

To read original blog, click here.

To view the MSNBC segment, click here.